Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Lewis works collaboratively with business executives and leaders in the federal government’s national security enterprise to apply best business practices in addressing the nation’s most pressing security challenges.

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Dr. David Bray

Dr. David A. Bray is a non-resident Distinguished Fellow with the Business Executives for National Security. He is Principal at LeadDoAdapt Ventures and has served in a variety of leadership…

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James “Hondo” Geurts

Hondo Geurts has over 30 years of extensive acquisition experience at all levels. As the BENS Distinguished Fellow, Geurts provides strategic oversight for the organization’s work on the nation’s future industrial base.

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Donald V. Smith

Chair, Finance Committee
Senior Managing Director (Ret.)
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

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James Shira

James Shira

Global Chief Information & Technology Officer
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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Jamie Hood

Jamie supports the Senior Vice President for Policy/Projects and works with the Policy team to develop and manage national security-related projects. Prior to this role, Jamie was a research associate…

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Jacqueline Taylor

Jacqueline, who goes by Jackie, first joined the BENS team in mid-2019 for a temporary assignment, but was promoted to a full-time employee in early 2020. A native Washingtonian, Jackie’s…

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Rose Melnicki

Rose joined BENS as Executive and Confidential Assistant to the President and CEO in May 2018 with over 2 decades of experience managing various corporate and personal functions while providing…

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